Candace Parker is an entrepreneur, activist, two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most decorated women's basketball players of all time.

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Candace Parker is a bold, insightful and inspiring thought leader who is passionate about women's rights, voters' rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. In her 14th season as a professional basketball player, she recently led the Chicago Sky to victory in the WNBA championship. In September, 2021, she became the first female athlete to be featured on the cover of the cult favorite video game NBA 2K.

An astute analyst of basketball, Parker is also focused on understanding the highs and lows of all parts of life. Her podcast, Moments with Candace Parker, celebrates parenthood to the fullest -- the smallest victories, the messiest failures and the bravest decisions.

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What Now … for the future? Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2021

December 3, 2021

Over three days and six sessions at TEDWomen 2021, more than 40 speakers and performers shared ideas that spanned the globe and drew from across cultures and disciplines to answer the question: What now? For the final session, speakers explored the biggest question of all — What now for the future? — and encouraged us […]

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